Century residents to get garbage hike

Computer glitch had delayed the increases

The Century Town Council tabled a resolution raising the garbage rates for residential customers Monday night to reflect the 4.93 percent Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase allowed in the contract the town has with Republic Services.

According to Town Clerk Leslie Howington, garbage rates in the billing system have ranged from $16.98 to $24.85, with an additional can at $5.64 monthly. Garbage service in Century currently is one can picked up once weekly by Republic with curbside debris being picked up twice, the first and third Tuesday per month, by the town.

Someone who is paying $25.34 now...

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